Boo 029 - Productivity, professionalism and addiction to notifications (i.e. narcissism)

C
about 4 years ago, Croydon, VIC, Australia

sm2n

sm2n - about 4 years ago

Glad you found the link useful. It's a fascinating subject!

AdamJaffrey

AdamJaffrey - about 4 years ago

Wow, fascinating stuff @sm2n!
Summed up in another quote from the same article: "For a tool that business depends so heavily on, we put little thought into how we use email." Very worrisome.

sm2n

sm2n - about 4 years ago

You reinforce some good points, Adam. The Pavlovian dogs theory about email addiction (an example of 'Classical conditioning') was nicely covered in this article, containing this succinct quote:
"Both slot machines and email follow something called a 'variable interval reinforcement schedule' " http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/28/email.addiction?cat=technology&type=article